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Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014


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Lanning-Rush, J.L., 2016, Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release represents geospatial and tabular data on irrigation water use in Kansas. The data release was produced in compliance with open data requirements. The dataset consists of 3 separate items with similar attributes aggregated to different geographic extents: 1. Kansas counties; 2. Kansas regional planning areas used in the Kansas Water Plan; and 3. Kansas irrigation water-use analysis regions. Reported 2014 water withdrawn for irrigation, acres irrigated, and application rates along with the published application rate statistics from the previous 4 years (2010–13) are shown with the 2014 statistics and are used to calculate a 5-year average. The 2014 annual total precipitation and [...]

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The 2014 data were prepared by the USGS in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources (DWR) and with partial support from the State Water Plan Fund. Since the late 1980's the USGS and the DWR have partnered through a cooperative program to evaluate, compile, and publish data from the annual water-use reports. For more information on other data, see the "Water Supply and Use" webpage at the USGS Kansas Water Science Center website (

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typical drop-nozzle center-pivot irrigation system in Kansas
typical drop-nozzle center-pivot irrigation system in Kansas


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7FJ2DZF

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